Having retired from a long and satisfying career in scientific research, I have now returned to my roots as a writer. This website is all about my books, blogs, short fiction, peer-reviewed scientific publications, and other writings. Please feel free to explore my oeuvre while you're here. You can also read more ABOUT ME, follow me on FACEBOOK, and, if you have comments or questions, CONTACT ME.
Two recent entries to my blog on Project Diana:
In 1946, Project Diana made headlines worldwide by bouncing radar waves off the moon; less than a quarter of a century later, two Apollo 11 astronauts actually walked on its surface. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of that second moonshot, I decided to investigate how Project Diana might have helped to pave the way for Apollo 11. Read my blog post, A Tale of Two Moonshots, to find out what I learned, including fears that the moon might be covered with quicksand! The theme of Project Diana's role in the history of space exploration is continued in my latest post, "Good Morning, Moon."
Stories I'm working on:
To the Moon and Back: The Human and Scientific Legacy of Project Diana
My father's work was only part, albeit an important part, of the long and proud history of the Army Signal Corps. Watch for my upcoming post.
Also in the works: A story on the evolution of Fitkin Hospital, the little local hospital where I and my siblings were born, into the Jersey Shore Medical Center. And now that I've tracked down the King side of my father's family, I'm addressing the more difficult task of accounting for the Stodola side.
Doomed to Repeat History: The Heartbreaking Saga of the Anti-Vaccination Movement
Measles, which should have joined smallpox on the short list of diseases that have been completely eradicated from the planet, is now making a comeback, with potentially deadly consequences, thanks almost entirely to inadequate vaccination rates.